hustle
verb (hustled; hustling) Etymology: Dutch husselen to shake, from Middle Dutch hutselen, frequentative of hutsen Date: 1720 transitive verb 1. a. jostle, shove b. to convey forcibly or hurriedly c. to urge forward precipitately 2. a. to obtain by energetic activity <
hustle up new customers
>
b. to sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity <
hustling the suckers
>
c. to sell or promote energetically and aggressively <
hustling a new product
>
d. to lure less skillful players into competing against oneself at (a gambling game) <
hustle pool
>
intransitive verb 1. shove, press 2. hasten, hurry 3. a. to make strenuous efforts to obtain especially money or business b. to obtain money by fraud or deception c. to engage in prostitution 4. to play a game or sport in an alert aggressive manner • hustle nounhustler noun

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